Healthy eating doesn't mean boring food. This colorful dish has the zing as well as interesting textures. Fun food!
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 tsp grated or minced garlic
1/2 tsp grated or minced fresh ginger
4-6 pcs crushed mandarin oranges from can
1 tbsp raw honey
1/8 cup olive oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
Blend and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
2 cups cooked Black Rice *
1 cup cooked black beans
grated carrots (or chopped finely)
cooked corn kernels
sliced fresh snap peas
diced red bell pepper
sliced basil leaves
* Soak black rice for at least 1 hour before cooking. 1 cup uncooked rice, 2 cups water. Slow boil until liquid is absorbed into the rice. Taste doneness by biting into rice. If the center is still starchy, add 1/2 cup water and boil a few more minutes. Cool rice before preparing the salad.
Refrigerate salad. Toss in dressing right before serving.